When a medical device doesn’t perform the way it’s supposed to, the health and safety consequences can be significant for patients. From defibrillators and artificial joint implants to contraceptive devices, understand your rights and your legal options when you’ve been harmed by a defective medical device.
Most prescription medications come with certain known side effects. But when unanticipated dangers arise, or when there’s carelessness somewhere in the treatment pipeline -- from manufacturing to prescribing and administering -- any resulting harm to a patient can give rise to liability.
If you're a member of the "class" in a class action lawsuit, you have the right to be notified of any proposed settlement reached by the class representative and the defendant, and you have ... Read more
Can I sue a foreign corporation that made a portion of the product? How do I know if I have a good case against a tobacco company? I, as well as others, have been hurt when using a product. ... Read more
In 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Mirena IUD for use as a hormonal birth control method.1 The plastic T-shaped device, which contains the synthetic progestero ... Read more
Since the 1960s, many forms of birth control have been developed. Today women use birth control pills and intrauterine devices (IUDs), and newer devices like the NuvaRing,1 made by Merck. Co ... Read more